I have received a job offer and I have an express entry profile already created. My employer will be getting me a temporary work permit for 2 years initially. I was planning to add this job offer to my express entry profile once I land in Canada. How long will it take for me to get a PR from there?
I read conflicting things on the internet. On the welcome BC site it says,
You have 60 days to submit your application for permanent residence. IRCC will process most complete applications in six months or less.
But on several other sites it says,
If you are working with a Canadian employer on a temporary work permit and the employer has made you an offer for permanent employment, you may be eligible to apply for your permanent residency under the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Such an offer is referred to as arranged employment. The temporary worker will have to meet the necessary points required under the Foreign Skilled Worker Program. Points are awarded based on factors such as the applicant’s education, age, adaptability, language skills and the job offer. This process can take up to 12-18 months.
Why would it take 12-18 months? With an express entry profile that has more than the cut off, shouldn't it take 1-2 months? Because invitations are sent almost every month right? Any advice would be much appreciated.